The Writing Life Podcast

The Writing Life podcast is the podcast for anyone who writes. Every month, we speak to writers and educators to help YOU improve your writing, from theme, structure and routine to language, character and writing specific genres.

The podcast has featured Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Sara Collins, Antti Tuomainen, Val McDermid, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and many more!

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The Writing Life Podcast is entirely free! If this is your first podcast, all you need to know is that it’s similar to listening to the radio but you get to choose when and it all happens over the internet.

It’s very easy to get started. If you have a mobile phone or tablet you can download podcast apps, which let you browse thousands of shows and subscribe to the ones you like. If you listen to music on Spotify or Apple then you already have everything you need, as they include podcasts in their libraries. All you need to is search for ‘The Writing Life Podcast’ or ‘National Centre for Writing’.

Subscribe by searching for ‘The Writing Life’ or ‘National Centre for Writing’ in your podcast app or choose one of the options below.


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Want to feature on The Writing Life?

We’d love to hear from writers and educators who can share fascinating insights into the world of writing and translation. If you would like to feature on an upcoming episode, please send us your details via the short form below.

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